Best time to visit:- March to June & October to November


“Mukteshwar” is a small town of the popular tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, located at an elevation of 7,500 feet. It gets the name from 350 years old temple of Shiva. The temple located atop the highest point in the town on the veterinary institute's campus, which is known as Mukteshwar Dham. This stunning town offers the spectacular views of the peaks of Himalaya including Nanda Devi which is known as India's second-highest peak.

Weather Details :

Summer:   26 Degree Celsius
Winter:   02 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   17 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Mukteshwar Temple in Mukteshwar: One of the holiest tourist attractions in Mukteshwar town is Mukteshwar temple. This shrine has been the pilgrimage point for the legends of the Hindu religion. It is the holy shrine which gave the name to this area Mukteshwar. There is a sacred shivling and many deities are installed here to optimize its beauty. People can reach this place by an interesting way of trekking and climbing the stone stairs.

Shiva Temple in Mukteshwar: The temple is located at a height of 7000 ft above the sea level. It is deemed to be considered that the Shiva temple is about of 350 years old. Lord Shiva is the God of destruction, whom the shrine is dedicated to. Not only Shiva but Parvati and her son Ganesha also are prayed by the devotees.

ChauthiJaali in Mukteshwar: The place is also popularly known by the name of Chauli Ki Jali. It is an old and has the historical importance as well. Chauli Ki Jali is adjacent to the Mukteshwar temple. Mythologically it is believed that a demon and a Goddess had a fight together. The site attracts numbers of pilgrims, rishies, munies and tourist. It will be an interesting place for tourists. The local inhabitants pay extreme respect to the temple.

Brahmeswara Temple in Mukteshwar: Is sited at a distance of 1 kilo meter from the main road, as it is conceived that the construction of the shrine was happened in 1050. The shrine is popularly famous among the tourist for its ultimate well-tailored sculptures. The place is frequently visited by the followers and devotees. The beautiful stone carvings also attract the minds of the people a lot.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow in Mukteshwar: Earlier managed by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam and it is known as KMVN rest house. It was built during the British period. It is believed that Edward James, a famous hunter, who later became a conservationist, was spent time in this rest house while deciding strategies to kill the man-eaters of Kumaon.

Ramgarh in Mukteshwar: Is a hamlet located 17 kilo meter away from the site. The British had used the place as their camp, elevating at an altitude of 4, 590 ft above the sea level. Ramgarh is parted into two areas by the name of MallaRamgarh and TallaRamgarh. The main things that attract the tourist here are apple, apricot and peach orchards. Well renowned writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Narayan Swami, and Padma Vibhushan have also been from this place.


How to Reach Mukteshwar

By Air:- The nearest airport is Pantnagar which is about 111 kilometers away from Mukteshwar. It is well connected with all major cites of India. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach there.

By Road:- The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, it is located at the distance of 72 kilometers away from Mukteshwar. It is well connected with all major cities of India.

By Train:- Mukteshwar is well routed via road to most of the towns in Uttrakhand. Town is connected with neighboring cities of the state through State buses. Apart from this you can also reach Mukteshwar by personal cabs.


Shopping in Mukteshwar, it is a best pilgrimage destination for Hindu, There no shopping mall options available in Mukteshwar. But few limited road side local shops are available to fulfil basic requirement and worship items.